of their own. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's tonya francisco is in the beverly neighborhood with our top story. >> the fall one firefighter has been identified as walter patmon. >> firefighters that i spoke to today have used one phrase over and over again to describe him. that was easy going. they said he was a great guy who is a father figure who will be missed. >> a call to duty as fellow firefighters hang a purple bunting and engine company 121 in honor of the fall and firefighter. falle filen fighter. >>he has been bubble since grammar school. >> the retired captain said he talked him into joining the fire department in 1994. >> he told him that there are no layoffs and you will always have a good job. you serve the public >> he was a super dude. he had a nice demeanor. in the morning you see him and he would have something nice to say. >> if you knew he was working you knew you are going to have a good day. >> he was known for his cooking. >> it was the best.